Presentation on theme: "CDERA The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency Managing Disaster with Preparedness National Consultation on Emergency Shelter Management St Kitts."— Presentation transcript:
CDERA The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency Managing Disaster with Preparedness National Consultation on Emergency Shelter Management St Kitts and Nevis March 20 – 21, 2001 Presented by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency
Managing Disasters with Preparedness The Regional Emergency Shelter Management Programme
Managing Disasters with Preparedness 1981 – 1990 Pan Caribbean Preparedness and Prevention Project Supported disaster Management activities in the region including Shelter Management Hurricane Gilbert (1988) and Hurricane Hugo (1989) highlighted the weaknesses in emergency shelter programmes
Managing Disasters with Preparedness Regional Meeting in 1990 for countries participating in PCDPPP Review of issues raised regarding emergency shelter activities during Hugo in Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis and Montserrat Identified needs and strategies to address them.
Managing Disasters with Preparedness 1991 inception of CDERA and collaboration with USAID/OFDA for programme development Training Course developed Testing of training materials Refinement of training materials Training of Instructors
Managing Disasters with Preparedness Other major events –Volcanic Emergency in Montserrat and Hurricanes such as Luis Highlighted long-term sheltering issues Need for comprehensive programme Need for national level action to advance shelter management planning and programming
Managing Disasters with Preparedness Policy developed by CDERA 1997 - Policy approved by Council and recommended for adaptation for use in Participating States
Managing Disasters with Preparedness MODEL POLICY 1.Provided justification, goal and objective 2.Addressed implementation issues such as: -National Shelter Body and responsibilities -Retrofitting, Maintenance, Repair and Evaluation
Managing Disasters with Preparedness MODEL POLICY(cont’d) - Training Programme – Mandatory -Evaluation of Shelters - Retrofitting, Maintenance, Repair and Evaluation - Key elements of the programme
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